Darlington Lingotot Centre

Darlington Lingotot Centre

Hi. My name is Lucy Cass. I am a local Mum of two from Darlington and a trained Modern Foreign Language Teacher. After working in a Secondary School for many years and having my family, I decided I wanted a job, that was more flexible and family friendly so bought Lingotot Darlington which covers Darlington, Richmond, Northallerton and Barnard Castle. We are now in our fourth year of trading. I can really see the benefits to early language learning and love delivering our fun and interactive sessions to children from birth to age 11. Primary schools, nurseries and parents also love what we do. Last year we WON Best Language Class with Kallikids - a parent recommended provider!

We learn in a friendly and relaxed environment and sessions include songs, games/play, stories and simple craft activities. As well as learning another language, children also gain a great many other important skills too eg. learning to listen, share/take turns.

Please feel free to contact me at darlington@lingotot.com if you would like to attend a community class or are an interested nursery or primary school.




  • From nurseries
  • From parents

Mowden Pre-school - Manager.

Lucy is highly professional, she links the children's learning to the EYFS curriculum and also tailored sessions to the children's level of learning. Half an hour sessions were just the right length for our 3-4 year olds. The children were engaged throughout and picked up so much French, even starting to use some of the language outside the sessions. The children looked forward to Lucy's visits and we will certainly be using Lingotot Darlington again.

C Lamb

Sadberge Pre-school weekly sessions

Lucy visits weekly and is always punctual and professional. The children eagerly await her arrival. Lucy makes the French language sessions FUN, and they are age appropriate. Lucy captures the children's attention with quirky French songs, dances and stories, which all complement the area of learning. Feed back from parents has been positive with several saying their children have been using French language at home. Thank you Lucy, we all love your visits to Sadberge Pre-school.

Karen English - Senior Practitoner

Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

These sessions are wonderful! A great mix of activities to suit all interests. Lucy shows much enthusiasm, and has the patience of a Saint with my full of beans toddler! I'd highly recommend the sessions to anyone.

Amy Watson

Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

Very informative and my little girl is obviously learning. Really enjoy the class.

Melba Reed

Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

Wonderful sessions. Very interactive. Baby thoroughly enjoyed and the benefit to her was so clear - she loved it. Helps parents learn too.

Jane Scott

Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

Fantastic group. Lucy is brilliant with the children. My little boy loves coming to French. We will be back.


Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

My little girl really enjoys French - enough that we travel half an hour to be here! There is a good variety in activites and resources.

Trevor Smith

After school French

Lovely class with brilliant instructor. Both my girls enjoy every class.

Sarah Williams

Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

We love our sessions. Even though my little girl doesn't always look like she joins in, she talks about it all the time and sings all the songs at home.

Nikki Page

Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

Enjoy the sessions! Great idea to learn languages for both - a mother and a child!

Elena Carter

Richmond session - Baby, toddler, pre-school

L has progressively enjoyed more and more each session - in new situations he is quite shy, but Lucy's gentle, patient manner has been just the right approach. L loves to interact when confident and observes and listens well till confident - he has shown he understands lots of the actions to the French songs - use of French words will come later. Sessions have been just the right pace for L to enjoy and concentrate, he has loved to participate with other children and he has had the Lingotot book to practice at home in a fun way too. Many thanks for fun Wednesday mornings.


After school French

We love After School Lingotot French! Of all their activities, they enjoy this the best. They have learnt lots - especially my youngest. It's great for their confidence too.


Northallerton session - baby, toddler, pre-school.

Brilliant class, suitable for my 8 month old, always included in the session and engages with the class. Very impressed, good value for money, friendly and good fun.


Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

Lucy is excellent. My daughter who is 4 has learnt lots. I would recommend to anyone.


Baby, toddler, pre-school session.

My grand-daughter looks forward to each session and has gained confidence with her peers within the group. The patience and expertise of Lucy (the teacher) are second to none and instrumental in the enjoyment of the group.


Friday French session

Very varied sessions. J is 20 months and remembers some of the songs/vocab done in sessions. He looks forward to coming too!

Anna Kingsley

Friday French session

Fantastic group. Educational and fun. Both myself and daughter have really enjoyed it.

Rachel Coates

Friday French session

My daughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed the Lingotot sessions. She has grown in confidence over the past few months and it is lovely to watch her engaging in the session. My hope is that the lessons will set her up well.

Chris Gibson

Melsonby community class

The sessions are always lively and  targeted at the age of the children. Lucy always shows infinite patience and enthusiasm. Nous aimons beaucoup Lingotots.

Mick Balmer (Grandad)

Melsonby community class

A lovely way to get children learning French in their early learning years whilst having fun.

Ian Lax (Grandad)

Tuesday French sessions.

Both my children really enjoyed French class. They would regularly ask to " Go to Bonjour". Lucy has a very friendly approach, with a mixture of songs, dancing and games. Would certainly recommend this class.

Katia Howard

Sponsored Child 2017-2018

Emily was two and a half when she first started Lingotot, she attended every Friday with her Grandma.

We found the class very fun and Lucy was great with the children, who all varied in age.

Emily's favourite part of the class was the parachute and singing the French version of the Hokey Cokey, which she can now sing herself very well!

Emily soon picked up "Hello" and "Good bye" in French, with Lucy greeting her every session.

Emily looked forward to the class every week, asking every day "When are we going to French?" She looked forward to every aspect of it, from the singing, stories, snacks and stickers!

Emily can now count to 13 in French, say "Hello" and "Good bye". She also knows a few animals such as dog, cat and rabbit. Lucy was absolutely great with the children. I'm so proud of how much Emily has learned for her age and I think it's a really good class for children of any age to attend.

We're continuing French this term and can't wait to see what else Lucy has to teach Emily.

Kirsty Liddell

Monday French sessions

Lucy's sessions are engaging and interactive and always so well prepared, generating amazing interest from the children. It's incredible how much knowledge little ones pick up during such fun play. My daughter has been attending Lingotots sine she was 10 months old, and has thoroughly enjoyed it from the start. We'd highly recommend it to anyone.

Carl Swift

Halloween taster session

We had a fantastic first experience of Lingotots. My 2 year old little boy was fully engaged all the way through the session - fascinated by the use of props and interactive play. By the end of the first session he showed thorough understanding for what he had been taught and I caught him counting to 5 in French!

Lisa Todd

Contact Darlington

Tel: 0845 680 8148
Email: darlington@lingotot.com

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